TV Pilots That Are as Good as Most Summer Movies

The fall TV season is beginning, and that means one thing — you're finally going to get to see the TV pilots that the networks have been sweating over for a year. Most of them will totally suck — even if the shows they launch wind up being good. But a few of them will be amazing, full of killer action and interesting… » 9/12/11 1:46pm 9/12/11 1:46pm

Fresh off Thor and X-Men: First Class, Hollywood's next big writing duo …

Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz have written two of the summer's biggest movies, Thor and X-Men: First Class. They're fast becoming the go-to writers for revitalizing beloved science-fiction characters. We talked to them about what they've learned so far. » 5/03/11 12:13pm 5/03/11 12:13pm

Cult flick Kaboom brings sex comedy to the apocalypse

At first glance, indie director Gregg Araki's new movie feels like every "hero's quest" story ever — there's a young hero who may be the "chosen son," plus monsters, mysteries and strange hints of the end of the world approaching. The young savior facing the apocalypse is even played by Thomas Dekker, who was John Connor… » 2/04/11 8:30am 2/04/11 8:30am

We've seen the future and it's coming to crush us: Pre-apocalyptic…

Why are pre-apocalyptic stories so popular? We get why everyone loves post-apocalyptic worlds: Everybody wants to fantasize about surviving, rebuilding, remaking the world in a new image. But why do people love stories that take place before a horrible disaster? » 11/24/10 4:17pm 11/24/10 4:17pm

Most frustrating TV shows canceled on a cliffhanger

As the fall TV season starts up, shows are resolving their agonizing summer cliffhangers — but for some unlucky shows, that resolution never arrived. Here are the most frustrating "cancel-hangers," cliffhanger endings for shows that got cancelled too soon. » 9/21/10 3:30pm 9/21/10 3:30pm

Television is officially better than movies. Is this bad news for…

It's official, according to Entertainment Weekly's Mark Harris: television is better than movies now. We're in the middle of a summer of by-the-numbers movies, while TV is blazing new trails. Too bad science fiction rules the movies instead of TV. » 6/14/10 12:24pm 6/14/10 12:24pm

You Want To Reboot Terminator? Here's How!

Now that hedge-fund Pacificor has spent $29.5 million for the Terminator movie rights, a new chapter in the war against Skynet seems assured. We're betting it'll be a reboot — and here's how it could be a decent movie. » 2/15/10 1:31pm 2/15/10 1:31pm